Britain may be minnows when it comes to winter sports, but we did invent modern sledding, and we’ve had our moments in figure skating too. Indeed, as this book reminds us, figure skating first appeared on the Olympic schedule in London in 1908.
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Saturday 14 September 2013
Emails sent by a Florida Police chief appear to show him agreeing that George Zimmerman, the man who shot teenager Trayvon Martin is "a Sandy Hook waiting to happen".
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Rachel Kushner's second novel opens with a striking set-piece. It is 1977, and Kushner's nameless narrator – a young artist who will later be christened "Reno", after her hometown – races her motorcycle across the salt flats of Utah. She's doing a land-speed trial, while performing an artistic experiment: through speed, she aims to achieve an "acute case of the present tense". When her bike wipes out, the crash captures the message of Kushner's novel: that life can't be lived, nor art made, purely in the present. History will always hit us and send us spinning.
Saturday 07 September 2013
The Victoria Inn, Holkham
Friday 06 September 2013
But French and British investigators pledge 'absolute determination' to solve it
Thursday 29 August 2013
Confusion over the crisis in eastern Congo stems from three separate and often competing peace efforts in one of the world’s most unstable areas. Fighting between rebel groups and the army has displaced one million people since July, all under the watchful eye of the UN’s biggest peacekeeping operation.
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Police in Switzerland say evidence points to 53-year-old CFO having taken his own life, as insurance group's profits reported to be tumbling
Sunday 25 August 2013
Meeting the experts and enthusiasts at an electric car convention, Matthew Bell asks if we should all be doing the Smart thing
Friday 23 August 2013
Should the whole mega-millions-movie thing fail for Tom Hardy, the British actor last seen in the cinema as Batman's nemesis in The Dark Knight Rises, a second career awaits as a tough-guy presenter with a heart.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Sketch shows take one of two forms - a high-speed rattle through random gags or a narrative arc structured around more-or-less random gags. The latter can be tortuous, if not nonsensical but like Pappy's last year, Max and Ivan have hit upon the perfect vehicle for their sketch story this year. Their school reunion rom-com has plot and heart enough to stand alone but leaves space for plenty of playful messing around, too.
Friday 16 August 2013
Where are you now and what can you see?
Friday 16 August 2013
See below to watch the trailers for this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases
Thursday 15 August 2013
Floodlights, infra-red sights, rescue teams and TV crews all turn out after boy swimmer's ankle bitten 'by alligator snapping turtle'
Monday 12 August 2013
A sinkhole caused a section of a Florida resort villa near Disney World to partially collapse Monday, while another section of the villa was sinking, authorities said.
Saturday 10 August 2013
The only way big companies will pay even 28 per cent is if politicians close every loophole
So, what was it about Oprah Winfrey – black billionaire – that made Zurich store assume that she couldn’t afford a handbag?
Friday 09 August 2013
Swiss boutique apologises after being accused of racism by the world’s most celebrated talk show host
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’